Jean joined Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Evansville office as Partner in 2022. She is primarily a trial attorney who practices in state and federal trial and appellate courts in the areas of Commercial Disputes (breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, contracts), Employment Matters (ADA, discrimination, FMLA, harassment), Family Law, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights. In 2022, Jean was appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court to the Indiana Coalition for Court Access.
In 2019, Jean was appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court to the Indiana Board of Law Examiners (BLE).
She has been an active member of the local community and especially at the University of Southern Indiana, where she has served as an adjunct professor, president of the Alumni Council, and vice president for planning of the university’s foundation. Jean is a recognized leader for both her professional and volunteer work, and has received multiple awards for her service.
Prior to joining SKO, she had been with Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders since 2004.
Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring: An experienced attorney, Jean represents financial institutions and other creditors pre- and post-bankruptcy filings. She ensures her client’s rights are protected throughout the bankruptcy process, as well as advises on beneficial ways to restructure financially.
Business Litigation: Jean and her team assist companies of all sizes through each phase of the conflict, whether it results in court action, arbitration, or out-of-court settlement.
Business Torts: Jean consults with clients on best practices to minimize risk and stay in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Family Law Services: When family dynamics change, Jean provides legal assistance to ensure the client and his/her family are protected in both the short term and into the future.
Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits: Business owners of all sizes benefit from Jean’s expertise in all areas of Employment Law. She is an excellent advisor for preventing litigation, as well as a knowledgeable resource for matters that do end up in court.